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MEN'S BASKETBALL TRIUMPHS ON "SENIOR DAY", 68-58, OVER HARTFORD
The UMBC men’s basketball team (10-17, 5-13 America East) snapped an eight-game losing streak and won on “Senior Day”, 68-58, over visiting Hartford (8-19, 4-14). The Retrievers will be the #9 seed in next weekend’s America East Conference Tournament and face #8 seed
The Hawks would get as close as eight points at 56-48 on a pair of David Ruffin free throws with 2:19 to play, but Hodges hit a three-pointer from the left baseline on the next possession and the Retrievers maintained a double digit advantage the rest of the way.
Hodges led all scorers with 14 points, hitting 3 of 7 from behind the arc. He scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half. In his final home game, Gogerty added 13 points and 6 assists and his 129 assists are now the seventh-highest single season mark in school history. UMBC’s other senior, center Andrew Feeley, contributed 8 points (all in the second half) and 5 rebounds after playing just 8 first half minutes due to foul trouble.
UMBC hit 12 of 26 shots in the second half, including 5 of 10 from behind the arc, while the Hawks hit just 9 of 29 (31.0%) in the second frame and 1 of 9 from three-point range.